browser-history - User daemon that tracks URLs looked at and logs them

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name browser-history
Package version 2.8
Package release 18
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 111 B
Download size 30.42 KB
Official Mirror
Browser-history came from the will to overcome a Netscape bug: there is no
global history, and if you close a window, its whole history is lost. For
people browsing lots of sites, having the possibility of backtracking to
where one has been before means that you don't have to put everything in
your bookmarks file. If you are not sure if a site may be worth
remembering, don't add it in your bookmarks. If you need it later, just
browse your history files.
It works with: Netscape Navigator, Arena, and Amaya. Support for
`browser-history' can easily be added to other browsers, provided you can
program and have the browser sources.
A manual page and simple documentation will be installed in
/usr/share/doc/browser-history/browser-history.html, along with a simple
CGI interface to grep the history log and display the result.  The optional
CGI program requires `cgiwrap' or Apache configured with `suexec'.


Package Version Architecture Repository
browser-history_2.8-18_amd64.deb 2.8 amd64 Debian Main
browser-history - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4
libx11-6 -
libxmu6 -


Type URL
Binary Package browser-history_2.8-18_i386.deb
Source Package browser-history

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install browser-history deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install browser-history




2014-09-28 - Colin Watson <>
browser-history (2.8-18) unstable; urgency=medium
* Update Vcs-Browser URL for alioth cgit.
2014-06-28 - Colin Watson <>
browser-history (2.8-17) unstable; urgency=medium
* Add a Homepage field.
* Remove no-longer-functional debian/watch file; the upstream download
site seems to have gone away.
2014-01-14 - Colin Watson <>
browser-history (2.8-16) unstable; urgency=medium
* Switch to git; add Vcs-* fields.
* Policy version 3.9.5: no changes required.
2012-04-08 - Colin Watson <>
browser-history (2.8-15) unstable; urgency=low
* Honour 'dpkg-buildflags --get CPPFLAGS' (thanks, Simon Ruderich; closes:
2012-04-02 - Colin Watson <>
browser-history (2.8-14) unstable; urgency=low
* Allow cross-compiling, using dpkg-buildflags along the way.
2010-02-17 - Colin Watson <>
browser-history (2.8-13) unstable; urgency=low
* Convert to source format 3.0 (quilt).
* Policy version 3.8.4: no changes required.
2009-08-14 - Colin Watson <>
browser-history (2.8-12) unstable; urgency=low
* Upgrade to debhelper v7.
* Policy version 3.8.2: no changes required.
2009-02-15 - Colin Watson <>
browser-history (2.8-11) unstable; urgency=low
* Update DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS parsing code from policy 3.8.0.
* Build-depend on x11proto-core-dev rather than x-dev (thanks, Lintian;
closes: #515366).
2008-04-01 - Colin Watson <>
browser-history (2.8-10) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix debian/watch to stop prepending "history-" to the real upstream
version number.
* Use debhelper v5.
* Change doc-base section to new hierarchy (now Network/Web Browsing).
* Don't ignore errors from 'make clean' other than the Makefile not
* Use 'rm -f' in 'make clean'.
* Policy version 3.7.3: no changes required.
2005-04-12 - Colin Watson <>
browser-history (2.8-9) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix typos in browser-history(1) and browser-history.html (thanks, A
Costa; closes: #304317).
* #include <stdlib.h> for exit().
* Remove/update declarations conflicting with <stdlib.h>; the incorrect
memory allocation prototypes may have broken on some 64-bit systems.

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